If you are suffering with symptomatic uterine fibroids, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) may be an option for you. The procedure is also known as Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE). The most common symptoms are heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. It allows women to get the relief from symptoms, while at the same time avoiding the risks of pelvic surgery, and also allow them to keep their uterus.
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John Lipman, Interventional Radiology, answered
Uterine fibroid embolization is used to shrink or destroy uterine fibroids. It is used in women with fibroid problems who do not wish to treat fibroids with hysterectomy, do not plan to be pregnant in the future and have not reached menopause. Although there are no size limits, UFE is not recommended for all types of fibroids.
If you are strongly against ever having a hysterectomy, UFE may not be a reasonable option for you. In some cases of infection or uterine damage, UFE has led to a need for a hysterectomy.
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